The news that the chopper carrying Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and members of his team crash-landed in Kabba, Kogi state, north-central Nigeria, has been greeted by a storm of reactions by Nigerians.
Naija News had quoted Laolu Akande, the senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, as saying that the chopper crash-landed in Kabba on Saturday.
Akande said Osinbajo and his entire crew are safe, noting that the Vice President has continued with his engagements and plans for the day in Kogi State.
His words: “VP Osinbajo’s Chopper crash lands in Kabba, but he and the entire crew safe.
“He is continuing with his engagements and plans for the day in Kogi State,” Akande wrote on Twitter.
Moments after the news broke, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, to show their excitement that the Vice President is safe.
Naija News captured some of the reactions below…
Breaking: This looks very much like VP Osinbajo’s helicopter, which just lost control and crashed in Kabba stadium. Occupants were rescued according to sources & no one got hurt. God sure warns ahead. #GraceEnough #SeekPenance @rccghq pic.twitter.com/10cAtNr0xH
— SEGA L’éveilleur® (@segalink) February 2, 2019
I join all Nigerians in thanking Almighty God for sparing the life of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who survived a helicopter crash over Kabba, Kogi State today. https://t.co/bSLo0ahTKQ
— Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) February 2, 2019
Dear Vice President @ProfOsinbajo, I just received news of the crash of your helicopter in Kabba, Kogi State. I am happy to note however that all is well with you and your delegation. -AAhttps://t.co/N7mMjRbigq
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) February 2, 2019
God is speaking to Osinbajo now and he's not listening
— Tessyama (@tescool) February 2, 2019
@OfficialPDPNig commiserates with @ProfOsinbajo over the crash of the helicopter that flew him to Kabba, Kogi State.
— Kola Ologbondiyan (@officialKolaO) February 2, 2019
Vice president Prof Yemi Osibanjo survived a helicopter crash at kabba alongside others..Thank God. Is this a sign? pic.twitter.com/MtCcyeumz2
— MR UCHECHI (@BossUchechi) February 2, 2019
You can't lock two Kabba sons in prison and go there to campaign and expect to go Scott free, Dino Melaye and Deji Adeyanju are both from this town. #FreeDejiAdeyanju, #StopIntimidatingDino
— The Nigerian Wailers (@NGRWailers) February 2, 2019
News of a chopper crash in Kabba. Thankfully no casualties were recorded
— Igala_king (@I_Am_Ilemona) February 2, 2019
VP #ProfOsinbajo chopper crash land in #kabba #Kogi…. If Am Him, my going back to Abuja is by road. Hiss pic.twitter.com/yG952FOCCx
— Ben (@EjikeBenjamin) February 2, 2019
Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo survives an helicopter crash together with his crew in Kabba.
We are thankful to Almighty God! pic.twitter.com/12pUrEZxef
— Divramredje Lawrence Efeturi (@DivramredjeE) February 2, 2019
Osinbajo survives helicopter crash in kabba, Thank God for his life
— Hamma (@HAHayatu) February 2, 2019
I trust my Kogi people osibande oh sorry osibanjo crashed at kabba ,Bubu also fell down in lokoja…. My village people are representing big time….
— gideons_official (@watsup_with_you) February 2, 2019
Glory to God, a life is saved today. Rejoice with VP Osibajo. #Kabba
— #AnticipateCALLINGME (@El_frinmy) February 2, 2019
Video of Osinbajo's helicopter crash in Kabba, Kogi State. I wish him and everyone safe recovery and long live. No one deserves untimely death even those with whom we disagree on politics.
The guy shouting "Jesus" in the background tho. pic.twitter.com/pHzCoV5VR2
— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) February 2, 2019